RUBBER WIPER BLADE ELEMENT WITH FRICTION REDUCING AGENT THAT CONTINUOUSLY MIGRATES TO THE SURFACE

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APP PUB NO 20190176764A1
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16275831

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A windscreen wiper device is provided including a longitudinally extending wiper strip of a flexible material. At least one carrier of a spring-like material operatively supports and biases the wiper strip into a predetermined configuration. The windscreen wiper device further includes a connecting device for connection with a wiper arm. The flexible material is formed of flexible material, such as rubber, with a friction reducing agent consisting of at least one amide distributed homogeneously throughout the flexible material. Upon vulcanization, a portion of the friction reducing agent migrates to an outer surface of the flexible material to form a friction reducing film having hydrophobic properties. The friction reducing film provides a low friction interface between the flexible material and a windshield under wet and dry conditions. The low friction minimizes the load on the wiper device and thus extends the life of the wiper device.

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TRICO PRODUCTS CORPORATION817 WASHINGTON STREET BUFFALO NY 14203

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THAKUR, AMOD A ANN ARBOR, US 2 0

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